A Goa Bloggers get-together was held on February 1, 2015 morning at the International Centre Goa. The group aims toget feedbackshare blogging experiencesget clarity on issues related to bloggingsimply network Sadhana Kembhave explains: The Goa Bloggers' Meet 2015 is a first-of-its-kind get-together scheduled to take place in Goa on 1st February 2015. It is being organized by the Goa Bloggers Lounge, a nascent group of bloggers from various fields, who meet on a monthly basis to share their... Topics: blogging, goa, international centre goa, goa bloggers' meet
A school-teacher and engineering student in the 1970s, Michael Pinto returns to Goa after 27 years. He talks of the memories and times he knew here in the 1960s. He grew up as a lad in Belgaum, India and was a teacher at St. Britto's Mapusa, for a couple of years (1965-1967). Topics: expats, goa, india, reminiscences, changing goa
A discussion at the Goa Arts & Literature Festival 2012. Vishram Gupte speaking, Brian Mendonca, Damodar Mauzo, Prava Rai, Benedito Ferrao on Goa and the World Topics: goa, globalisation, literature, diaspora
The latest and fourth book by LUIS de ASSIS CORREIA gets released on March 7, 2015 at the GCCI Hall, Panjim Goa. This book is titled Winds of Change Across Africa 1958-1969 and is the author's memoirs. It was released by historian Dr Celsa Pinto and included a panel discussion on the book and related issues. Octogenarian Correia's earlier books focus on Goa since 10,000 BC, the "northern" colonies of the Portuguese in India, and Francisco Luis Gomes. Topics: africa, memoirs, goa
A recording at the Goa International Centre, Dona Paula, Goa, India on February 1, 2014. Recorded by FN: From the Wikipedia: Edwin Nadason Thumboo (born 22 November 1933) is an award-winning Singaporean poet and academic who is regarded as one of the pioneers of English literature in Singapore. Thumboo graduated in English from the University of Malaya in 1956. Although he applied for a position at the university, he was rejected as few locals held academic posts at that time. He therefore... Topics: goa, singapore, poets, thumboo
Raghuraman S Trichur, Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology, California State University, Sacramento, speaks and releases his recently written book Refiguring Goa at a function at Broadway Book Centre, on March 26, 2014.Refiguring Goa "sets out to challenge our current understanding of Goan society and its history". It also "pushes the study of the region in a new direction. It asks fresh questions, challenges long-held orthodoxies, and encourages us to... Topics: refiguring goa, goa, raghuraman trichur, california state university, history of goa, understanding...
Willy Goes's book of short stories Cobo's Sofa and other short stories from Goa was released on June 25, 2013 at 5.30 pm at Caculo Mall Broadway Book Center, Panjim, Goa, India. The book was released by writers Damodar Mauzo and Tomazinho Cardozo. Pravin Sabnis spoke on the book and Prof. Soma Battacharya compered the function. Topics: goa, india, short stories, books, willy goes, books from goa
Friday Balcão, the fortnightly discussion event held on 13th February 2015 in Mapusa Goa, focussed on building a culture in Goa of books, readers and libraries. In the recent past there have been a number of books that have been published by authors from Goa. Many writers have lamented that the number of readers are dwindling. While many readers are of the opinion that there is not enough being done to promote reading of books in Goa, librarians want more readers to become active members in... Topics: goa, mapusa, friday balcao, books, fn, frederick noronha, goa1556
Dan Driscoll is a writer and broadcaster, Canadian by birth and nationality, but till this month (March 2012) a permanent resident, in retirement, of Goa. (He has been married to Germana Dinis, a Bombay Canadian Goan, and they spent a quarter of a century here, till she passed away very recently. Octogenarian Dan decided to return home to be among family.We will miss him! Here he talks of his experiences over a long time in Goa, its strengths and weaknesses... as perceived by an... Topics: goa, india, dan driscoll, canadian, outsiders views on goa
On the birth anniversary of noted Konkani poet ManoharRai Sardessai, a function was held at the Central Library, Panjim, remebering his work. January 18, 2013. Starts off with music (4.12 m). Architect-trainer Praveen Sabnis is the compere. Late journalist Umesh Mahambre is remembered at the start of the function. The evening promises poems in Konkani, Portuguese, English, French... in tribute of the poet late Manoharrai Sardessai. Artist-writer-singer Willy Goes (sings Khoro Goenkar, the True... Topics: goa, konkani, poet, manoharrai sardessai
A tribute to Lea Rangel-Ribeiro. Excerpts from the concert (Feb 22, 2012, Kala Academy, Goa, India) Invitation to a Celebratory Concert Remembering Lea Rangel-Ribeiro (1933-2011) Kala Academy DMK Auditorium Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6.30 p.m. Programme Jules Massenet: "Meditation" from Thais Pheroze Mistri, violin, Goa State Chamber Ensemble Victor Rangel-Ribeiro, conductor (not recorded) W. A. Mozart: "Kegelstatt Trio", K. V. 498 Andante Menuetto Ashley Rego, violin; Elvina Rego,... Topics: goa, music, lea rangel-ribeiro
Report of a function to release a book by Domnic PF Fernandes (Goa,1556) on October 7, 2012. At Mapusa, Goa, India. Topics: mapusa, goa, launch, book, bardez, domnic pf fernandes, goa1556, new books from goa, manohar...
Salt is one of the oldest traditional industries in Goa. History tells us of the importance of salt, along with rice, in Goa in the seventeenth century (De Souza, 1990:82). Goa is also believed to have been a major exporter of salt -- exporting it to Thailand, Burma and some African countries in past centuries and dominating part of the Asian market with its salt exports around 1855 (Goaenvis 2013).Currently, the salt industry is in a state of collapse. It needs serious attention from... Topics: salt, goa, india, portuguese goa, anglo-portuguese treaty, traditional sector, problems, villagers,...
Dr Jose Pereira, who passed away at the age of 84 in January 2015, has been described as an artist, theologian, polyglot, scholar, author and more. Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Porvorim, Goa, India, held a condolence meeting on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5.30 p.m., at its premises as a tribute to the renowned US-based Goan artist and writer, Dr. Jose Pereira, who passed away on January 26, in the USA. Dr. Maria Aurora Couto, Damodar Mauzo, Dr Savia Viegas, Uday Bhembre and... Topics: jose pereira, goa, goalogy, scholars from goa, xchr, xavier centre, mando, research, sanskrit...
Traditional coppersmiths of Mapusa, a town in North Goa, the former Portuguese colony in India, talk about their craft, and trying times. Conversation in Konkani. Contributions by Domnic Fernandes (author of Domnic's Goa) Topics: coppersmiths, goa, mapusa, konkani interviews, domnic fernandes
Prof. Vasco Pinho releases a new book of Portuguese grammar in Goa, on March 24, 2013. He has also authored a number of books on the Panjim of old, in this former Portuguese colony. Topics: book, portuguese, grammar, vasco, pinho, goa
Editors and mediapersons discuss the Right to Information Act in Siolim, Bardez, Goa. In a discussion that follows, the villagers also make clare that they expect more from the media. Topics: goa, india, right to information, siolim, bardez
Recorded on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Tristao Braganca Cunha Hall, during the monthly (last Saturday) session of Ugtem Molob (Open Skies), a multilingual poets' meet in Panjim. Featured here are the readings of Ramesh Ghadi (in Konkani on the manipulations of politicians in current elections), Shakuntala Bharne (on love and politics), Lakshman Pitre (Marathi, ghazals, etc), Karan Khandeparkar, Bharat Naik (whose poems are also published in Sunaparant), Sheetal Salgaonkar (five tiny... Topics: goa, konkani, marathi, poets, english, ugtem molob
The Goa Union of Journalists in Goa, India, organised what it called an "exceptionally interesting" seminar on conscientious journalism in association with a local organisation called One World.The seminar was inaugurated by Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had speakers like that of Dileep Padgaonkar, Consulting Editor, Times of India, Sanjeev Latkar Senior Journalist and Media Researcher, Adv Ujjwal Nikam a special public prosecutor, Patricia J Sethi, former UN Bureau chief,... Topics: goa, india, media, conscientious journalism, guj
Amita Kanekar is an architecture historian and writer of historical fiction, who also teaches at the Goa College of Architecture. The second edition of her book 'A Spoke in the Wheel' (HarperCollins 2005), a novel about the Buddha and early Buddhism, was recently published by Navayana, Delhi. Her current projects include a book on the Portuguese sea-forts of Goa, a study of Nayaka temples in western Karnataka, as well as a novel set in the Mughal period. Her talk is an introduction to the... Topics: buddhism, india, goa, xchr, amita kanekar
Garcia de Orta (1501 or 1502â1568) was a Portuguese Renaissance Sephardi Jewish physician and naturalist. He was a pioneer of tropical medicine.Goa, where he was based for part of his life, marked the 450th anniversary of his book COLLOQUIOS. Topics: garcia da orta, goa, botany, portuguese, naturalists
Recording of a book release function of 'Unravelling History' on Arossim, Goa, by Dr Themistocles D'Silva of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Arossim, Goa. April 12, 2015. Topics: goa, history, dr themistocles d'silva, themis
Dr Pramod Kale [ pram2124 at gmail.com ] is a Pune-based Sanskrit, Marathi and Hindi scholar, specialised in the field of Indian drama. He has a PhD from Wisconsin, and his teaching experience at U/Minneasota. Besides that he was perhaps the first to write a lengthy, academic paper on the then much-derided Goan tiatr. The paper [http://www.jstor.org/pss/4376359] was published in the prestigious Economic & Political Weekly, and probably changed the way how the tiatr was perceived by local... Topics: research, goa, former portuguese colonies, india
Charles Correa: Indian architect, urban planner... unveils his archives Charles Correa (born September 1, 1930) is a noted Indian architect, urban planner and activist. An influential architect credited for the creation of modern architecture in post-Independence India. He is noted for his sensitivity to the needs of the urban poor and for his use of traditional methods and materials.He has been awarded the Padma Shri in 1972, and second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan in 2006,... Topics: india, architecture, urban planner, charles correa, goa
Fr Vasco Rego, a senior Catholic priest in Goa, talks (in Konkani or Konknni) about his many attempts to build resources in that small language from western coastal India, specially in the Church itself. Fr Rego is considered a pioneer in this field. This talk was presented at the Dalgado Konknni Akademi on February 23, 2012. DETAILS: On this day, the Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) hosted a presentation by distinguished Konknni writer Fr. Vasco do Rego, SJ, in their Borovpiak Bhett (Meet the... Topics: konkani, clergy, priests, goa, fr vasco rego
byProgramme by Goa Tiatr Academy. Aired on All India Radio (Panjim). Recorded by FN
Tiatr Academy, Goa, programme to pay tribute to late triatrists (popular Konkani stage artistes) aired on All India Radio on Feb 28, 2015. Topics: tiatr, goa, tiatrists, reminiscences, tribute, audio tribute
byRecorded by FN/Frederick Noronha at Radio Saranga
Miguel Braganza was once with the Goa agriculture department, but his interest in issues in the field stays high. An interview with Frederick Noronha, at the Mangalore-based Saranga community radio station 108.7 FM. Language: English. Topics: agriculture, goa, mangalore, sharing knowledge, initiatives in goa, organic, plant diversity,...
Recordings from a programme held on December 18, 2011, the eve of the 50th anniversary of the end of Portuguese rule in Goa. Organised as part of the wider Goa 1961 And Beyond converence (organised jointly by the Indian Institute of Advanced Study-Shimla, Goa University-Goa, and Centro de Estudos Sociais Universidade de Coimbra-Portugal). This function was held at the Maquinez Palace Hall, late evening. Topics: Goa, colonialism, Portuguese, testimonies, book release, goa university, iias, universidade de...
Panel Discussion on Jack Sequeira at Goa University The Department of Political Science organised a Panel Discussion on 'Remembering Jack Sequeira: Reflecting through Contemporary Goa' on 20th April 2015 at 2.30 P.M at the Seminar Hall, Social Science Faculty Building, Goa University on the occasion of his birth centenary celebrations. The panelists are former legislator Teotonio Pereira, Adv. Radharao Gracias, former union minister Adv Ramakant Khalap and and historian Prajal Sakhardande.The... Topics: goa, merger, opinion poll, dr jack sequeira, united goans, 1960s, post-colonial goa
The memories and the pain of missing Goa. That's what spurred Ramesh Ghadi to keep writing his poetry, in the Konkani language (of Goa), when he was away from home for 16-years. In a free-wheeling chat, he recites and explains the context of his verse. His poetry deals with the changing Goa of the 1970s till date. Among his poems he recites * Te Dis (Those Days) * Paddeli (The Coconut Plucker) * Sobit Te Dis (The Village of the 1970s) * Chandanacho Haar (The Garland of Sandlewood) * Romibaba... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: konkani, poetry, india, goa, environment, tourism, development, poetry, Goa, India, Ramesh Ghadi
From her book Espi Mai Is Stuck Again and other Goan tales... Mamma don't preach By: Meher Marfatia Date: 2011-12-26 Place: Mumbai Anita Pinto's colourful book of stories for children bubbles with Goan wit and wisdom without thrusting morals down young throats, says Meher Marfatia The shenanigans lighting up the colourful cover illustration itself make you grin, then giggle, whatever your age. More quirky images await readers of the 21 delightful adventures in Espi Mai is Stuck Again and other... Topics: short stories, children, espi mai, goa, india, goa1556, anita pinto, goan short stories
Dr. Jason Keith Fernandes talks on The Secret History of the Konkani Language (at the Xavier Centre of Historical Research, Friday, November 15, 2013 evening). Jason Keith Fernandes was recently awarded a Ph.D. for his doctoral thesis titled Citizenship Experiences of Goan Catholics. The thesis studies the ongoing debate around the demand for recognition of Konkani in the Roman script. The Secret History of the Konkani Language that draws from his doctoral research Jason suggests that there is... Topics: goa, konkani, language, politics, language politics, roman script, devanagari script, language...
Captain Norbert Rebello, from the Merchant Navy, is one of those rare captains who writes... novels, poetry and more. At a function held in Goa, India on November 9, 2012, the captain's latest book *Pirates! Beware!* was released. On the dais, were five captains, who highlighted the concerns of seafarers over piracy of the 21st century kind. In this recording, you can hear comperes Renshaw D'Souza and Danika Lobo, the author Capt. Rebello, Capt. K.P. Jayakumar, Capt. James Braganza (Captain of... Topics: goa, india, sailing, merchant navy, piracy, captain, norbert rebello, goa1556, somali piracy
Are you careful when you light candles in prayer? Who is most at risk when branches of a mango tree trespass into the neighbour's balcony? Were people less selfish when Padre Tio was young? Is it permissible to reveal theeighteenth ingredient in Tia Cassy's Christmas cake? Can the word 'donkey' be a term of endearment? Fatima M Noronha asks these and other questions in the stories here.'Stray Mango Branches' is a plateful of slices and slivers of Goan life.The stories in the first party... Topics: short stories, goa, stray mango branches, fatima m noronha, goa 1556
One For The Road, a book on the social role of alcohol in Goan society by Dr Biula V Pereira, described by Rajashree M. Sail, in Konkani. January 2015. Fr Agnel's College, Pilar, Goa. Topics: goa, alcohol, biula v pereira, one for the road, books, goa1556
Canada-based expat Mel D'Souza talks about his experience in publishing a Goa-related book. Feasts, Feni and Firecrackers Mel D'Souza's book focuses on his schooldays in the late 40's and early 50''s. Writer/cartoonist Mel D'Souza was born in Dar es Salaam in 1937 and worked in Caltex 1953-71. He is married to Lineth and they have two children, Helen and Gillian, and two grandchildren. He has been in Canada since 1971 and traces his Goan roots to Saligao. More on him here:... Topics: goa, books, expat writers, authors, mel d'souza, goan, writing on goa, diaspora experiences